Week 13 Starts & Sits

Welcome back to the website! Unfortunately with travel and hectic schedules this week, we were unable to record our usual weekly preview and starts and sits episode. But, we wanted to make sure we got our opinions out for a our loyal listeners and readers in this must win week.

Starts of the Week

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  1. Christian’s Pick- Sam Darnold: He is coming off a great performance where he finished as the QB2 on the week. Darnold gets a Cincinnati Bengals team that should be relegated to the XFL. Expect similar numbers for him this week.

  2. Randy’s Pick- Carson Wentz: It is time to fix this for the eagles and Wentz. He should have his weapons back this week in Alshon Jeffrey and Nelson Agholor, and they have the best match-up in the league in the Dolphins. I am gonna roll with Wentz being a QB1 this week.

  3. Sean’s Pick- Nick Foles: Foles is going up against the second worst pass defense in the league in Tampa Bay this week. Pair that up with his 95 pass attempts in his two games back from injury and this should turn into a smash spot in a high scoring game.

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Running Backs

  1. Christian’s Pick- Derrius Guice: Carolina is not great against RB’s, and Guice is really due for a breakout. I have him as a lower-end RB2, but that’s worth mentioning since he is a Washington Redskin. Start him!

  2. Randy’s Pick- Todd Gurley: The rams have had a rough time of late, but the last time they looked good was when they focused on Gurley and the run game. I think McVay gets back to that this week and Gurley returns a RB1 performance.

  3. Sean’s Pick- Miles Sanders-With Jordan Howard already ruled out against the Dolphins, Sanders is once again the lead back with a high majority of the snap count for the Eagles. This is now the 3rd straight game of him in the lead role and the last 2 games haven’t been great, but they were facing good run defenses in the Patriots and Seahawks. Expect the Eagles up big early and for them to lean on Sanders to put the game away.

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Wide Receivers

  1. Christian’s Pick- Sammy Watkins: Probably the most unlikely start of the week to date, but coming out of the bye, I expect him to get it on track. Feels like a Watkins explosion game against a bad bad bad secondary. Close your eyes and roll him out.

  2. Randy’s Pick- Devante Parker: Parker has been as consistent as it gets since Preston William’s went down to injury. I believe this will continue against a weak eagles secondary in a game that they will be down early and often again. No surprise there for the Dolphins.

  3. Sean’s Pick- DJ Chark: This is an obvious pick this week in a high scoring game against the weak Tampa Bay secondary. This is my stack of the week with Foles in what should be an amazing game for fantasy. Chark should get you a WR1 performance this week.

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Tight Ends

  1. Christian’s Pick- Gerald Everette: Picking on the Cardinals is fun. Should be a good day for Goff (who is actually bad, normally) and the Rams as a whole, which means Everett should crack the top ten.

  2. Randy’s Pick- Jack Doyle: With Eric Ebron out and TY Hilton not looking good enough to play, Doyle should easily see enough work to be a tight end 1 this week.

  3. Sean’s Pick- Darren Waller: With Renfrow going down last week, I would expect this Raiders offense to get back on track trying to feed Jacobs and Waller. This is a high over under in this game and Waller is the Raiders best red zone threat. Should get back to fantasy glory this week.

Sits of the Week

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  1. Christian’s Sit- Mark Ingram: Going against a 49ers defense that is second in the league against opposing RBs does not bode well for Ingram’s production. I expect a low-scoring game, and Ingram is definitely TD-dependent. Sit him where you can.

  2. Randy’s Sit- Emmanuel Sanders: Even though he quickly has become Jimmy G’s go to guy, this ravens secondary has been on fire for a while now and I expect them to try and take away Sanders because he already has proven to be essential to this offense.

  3. Sean’s Sit- Tevin Coleman: Going against a Ravens defense that is doing amazing right now is not a good matchup for any 49er. Add in the good chance of bad weather, Breida returning to practice this week, and not being able to guarantee a positive game script has this as a risky play this week. In a must win week, pivoting may be your best choice.

  4. Christian’s Sit- Deshaun Watson: He plays the Patriots, he’s been underwhelming, and I just think I’d pound the under on this game. I don’t like Deshaun this week.

  5. Randy’s Sit- Carlos Hyde: He will need a touchdown this week to be relevant and the Patriots have only given up 1 rushing td to Edward’s this year. He also hasn’t had a catch in 5 straight games so I don’t expect him to right the ship against the Patriots defense this week

  6. Sean’s Sit- Terry McLaurin: Matched up against Bradberry this week is not great for a young receiver that is struggling to find his footing with Haskins at the helm. Although he did get a lot of targets last week, I wouldn’t be able to expect more than he gave you last week in 12 points in PPR. Again, must win week so you probably need a higher ceiling from your flex.

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